#QueenSh*T : Lina Iris Viktor | Queen Quin
“[I love what I do because] it allows me to live in my truth and that is ultimate freedom.” – Lina Iris Viktor Conceptual Artist | Performance Artist | Painter The definition of #BlackGirlMagic! One day I was mindlessly scrolling on social media and came across that interview. I immediately followed her on Instagram and have been hooked ever since. A true creative (in every aspect of the word) Lina refuses to box her creativity into one thing. Coming from a film, photography, and performance art background, she has expressed her creativity across a variety of mediums, from working with Spike Lee and designing for an agency, to creating dynamic mixed media art and visual performance pieces. Originally from London, U.K. born to Liberian parents, Lina studied film at Sarah Lawrence College and design at The School of Visual Arts. What makes her so unique is her use of black, a very specific hue of blue, and pure 24K gold (using the ancient technique of gilding) to make magnificent pieces of artwork. After graduating college, Lina went on to work for Spike Lee…and hated it! She likes to do things alone and hated the collaborative process of filmmaking....
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